Summer Research Scholarship/Internship Program
NCIS is pleased to offer outstanding undergraduate and Honours students the opportunity to be involved in a research project in Indigenous studies at ANU. NCIS offers a wide range of topics and research areas concerning Indigenous people both in Australia and overseas. The Centre has numerous academic staff and adjunct scholars led by Professor Mick Dodson, all of whom have high-level expertise in topics across Indigenous studies.
Summer Research Scholars and Interns are able to identify a suitable research topic and project of interest with their prospective supervisor. Information about potential research topics and supervisors at NCIS is available from Gareth Knapman.
Scholars are accepted on a basis of merit, and we particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply. All students will find NCIS to be a welcoming and academically engaging place to be. The Centre offers up to one Summer Research Scholarship and one Summer Research Internship each year.
A Summer Research Scholarship is for students outside of ANU and includes:
- return travel from a student's place of Australian or New Zealand residence to The Australian National University
- accommodation and all meals on campus during the term of the scholarship, usually from late November to late January, and
- a weekly stipend.
A Summer Research Internship is for students already at ANU and includes:
- a weekly stipend.
Applications are usually accepted during August of each year. Full details of award conditions, key dates, testimonials from previous candidates and application processes are available on the ANU Summer Research Scholarships website or from Ms Dinah Irvine at the ANU College of Law.
NCIS will not be hosting any Summer Research Scholarships or Summer Research Internships in 2014. The next round of Summer Research Scholarships and Summer Research Internships to be offered by NCIS will be in the summer of 2015/2016, with applications open in mid-2015.
From time to time, NCIS also offers internships from The Aurora Project, such as the Aurora Native Title Internship Program. Aurora internships are a full-time commitment of around 40 hours per week and are unpaid. They run for five to six weeks over the winter (June to August) and summer (November to March) university breaks, although there is some flexibility around these time-frames. Applications are accepted during either in March (for the ensuing winter program) or August (for the ensuing summer program) each year. Details are available from Gareth Knapman.
The next round of Aurora internships to be offered by NCIS will be in the winter of 2015, with applications open later in March 2015.